Xbox is firing on all cylinders since the release of Xbox Series X|S. Game Pass is growing in value, while backwards compatibility continues to thrive with FPS Boost. Alongside this, there's a heavy community of Xbox fans on PC, and a new rumour suggests the company will be providing an update for what those players can expect going forward.
As part of reliable insider Jeff Grubb's Game Mess Show, at the 2:00 mark, he claimed there's an update coming on April 29 from head of Xbox Game Studios' Matt Booty about the future of PC gaming. While this is said to not be an event, it is expected to be some form of blog post about the "commitment" Xbox has to the platform.
"I believe that Microsoft will be doing an update about its commitment to PC gaming. There's a lot of good news around Microsoft and Xbox and stuff like that, and there's a lot of people saying there's a lot of good things happening. But whenever someone has a criticism of Xbox and Microsoft, the one thing is always the PC side of Game Pass doesn't seem quite as good."
"I'm sure they'll talk about that, but they will also in general speak in platitudes about how they feel about PC gaming overall, and how important it is to them, so expect that to happen that day [April 29] or something along those lines. This is not an event, this is not a big showcase, this is probably a blog post. But I imagine Matt Booty is going to come out and speak about PC gaming."
There's obviously a lot that could be speculated here. A look at a new Windows 10 Microsoft Store? Xbox Game Pass coming to Steam? A bunch of new titles being added to the service for PC players? The possibilities are endless. While we wait for an announcement, it's fun to speculate in the meantime. Let's see if Booty has anything up his sleeve.
What do you think the "commitment" could be? Let us know in the comments below.
They're pretty good at supporting PC but Game Pass is not mod friendly. It would be nice if they could make UWP not as hostile to PC gaming, letting us see the EXE and whatnot without 3rd party scripts. Better yet, using Win32 apps with an installer that cleans up the DRM that some game uninstallers leave behind. The packaging benefits UWP promised, without the dumb baggage. I like to buy Xbox games on Steam to avoid UWP.
Well at the very least the Inside Infinite on April 29th (always last Thursday of the month) is focused on the PC version.
I've had issues with the Xbox app on PC and now avoid it whenever possible. They'd really have to open up their system and do some major convincing in order to bring me back. Honestly, I hope they do though because at this point the PC portion of GPU that I pay for is going unused - not that I feel like I'm not getting my money's worth regardless. Anyway, curious what MS might have in mind.
Game Pass blah blah blah, Age of Empires blah blah, Flight Sim blah blah, Play Anywhere blah blah. Playstation Studios Games. [mic drop]
There, saved you the trouble of watching!
Sometimes I think pc users only see the stuff where console player has an advantage and not where they have it better.
GamePass PC 10 bucks vs. GamePassUltimate for 15 bucks for console player who also want to play online and have the ea games.
Every xgs game on pc, some first on pc for months (gears tactics), a year ( flight sim) or never ( AoE) on console.
I also have a PC, I just prefer to play on the big TV (and have less problems compared to PC) and use the PC only for PC-only games.
//GwG isn't included in the sub price//
Why should that be on GamePass for PC? Do you wanna pay for online gaming on PC too?
// Windows store versions of games constantly crashing//
This should be fixed.
// EA Play is a completely separate application from Game Pass and does not have achievements//
This is up to the publisher how they package the games or include Achievements, as compared to the console where they are forced to use the MS store. So MS have no say in how to install them if the publisher decides not to put them into the Windows-Store
//Game Pass is lacking most all of Xbox consoles bonus rewards points//
Since this does not exist in my country, I don't have it on console too, but they should fix it and include more countrys.
//you're asking them to consider the three times in their existence they haven't basically been scorned by Microsof//
Afaik GamePass on PC exists only since around 2 years? So when we look how many games has been relesead since then from Xbox Game Studios, 3 is not such a low number
If you compare GamePass for people who only play on Console or PC, the console player has to pay 50% more to have all console benefits compared to PC.
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